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Russia and Bangladesh expand nuclear cooperation

Russia and Bangladesh expand nuclear cooperation

A number of documents have been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the government of Bangladesh that will enhance existing bilateral cooperation in the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. Russia is currently constructing a two-unit nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Bangladesh.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2020


Leningrad II unit 1 cuts cooling water usage by 15%

Leningrad II unit 1 cuts cooling water usage by 15%

The VVER-1200 unit added to the site of the Leningrad nuclear power plant has enabled a reduction in the use of cooling water - sourced from the Baltic Sea - by nearly 15%, Rosatom said last week. Reducing the consumption of this natural resource has a positive effect on the environment and reduces the plant's water usage costs, the Russian state nuclear corporation added. The plant draws seawater from Koporskiy Bay, which lies in the southern part of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic.

Energy & Environment 02 March 2020


Russia, Spain to cooperate in decommissioning

Russia, Spain to cooperate in decommissioning

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spanish engineering firms ENUSA, ENSA and IDOM on cooperation in the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear facilities, as well as in nuclear waste management and related engineering and consulting services. They have also signed a roadmap for the development of various projects in the near term.

Waste & Recycling 26 February 2020


Protective shield installation gathers pace at Kursk II-1

Protective shield installation gathers pace at Kursk II-1

Installation of the first tier of the outer protective shell around the first reactor of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia has been completed ahead of schedule. The unit will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design.

New Nuclear 13 February 2020


Russia seals Akkuyu reactor vessel

Russia seals Akkuyu reactor vessel

AEM Technology, part of Russia's Atomenergomash, has completed the welding together of the two halves of the reactor vessel for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant which is under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

New Nuclear 12 February 2020


Russia starts automated system hot tests on Leningrad II-2

Russia starts automated system hot tests on Leningrad II-2

Rosatom says the automated process control system installed at Leningrad II unit 2 is ready for hot tests on the reactor equipment. Hot tests mark the final stage of pre-commissioning work on a reactor unit.

New Nuclear 06 February 2020


Russia reaches milestone with Kursk II RPV

Russia reaches milestone with Kursk II RPV

Atommash has completed welding of the lower half of the reactor pressure vessel for the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in Western Russia, which will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design. Atommash is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 03 February 2020


Kazatomprom to sell stake in enrichment JV

Kazatomprom to sell stake in enrichment JV

Kazatomprom announced today it intends to sell its 50% interest (minus one share) in Uranium Enrichment Centre JSC to its partner in the joint venture, TVEL, for RUB6.253 billion (about USD100 million). TVEL is the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. The Kazakh uranium producer said the decision was based on its "value-driven strategy", as well as its review of current uranium enrichment market conditions.

Uranium & Fuel 31 January 2020


First serial batch of MOX fuel loaded into BN-800

First serial batch of MOX fuel loaded into BN-800

Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia's Sverdlovsk district has been restarted after being loaded with the first serial batch of mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel. By 2021, the BN-800 fast neutron reactor should be operating with a full core of MOX fuel assemblies.

Uranium & Fuel 28 January 2020


India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

Russia and India are discussing the construction of power plants in Africa as the next stage in their cooperation in nuclear energy, the Indian ambassador to Moscow, Venkatesh Varma, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti last week. They could replicate the Rooppur project in Bangladesh, he reportedly said.

Nuclear Policies 27 January 2020